The Great British Bake Off, known as The Great British Baking Show in the U.S., is widely known as the tamest, happiest, and most gentle reality show out there...but it's still a reality show and it's a COMPETITION at that. Former Great British Baking Show contestant Stacey Hart echoed those complaints. Like when you're making spun sugar in the boiling heat and sugar doesn't like heat." However, season eight contestant Tom Hetherington told Insider he didn't buy that challenges were pre-planned for bad weather. Even Antony told Insider that the show would "never set anyone up for failure."